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Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Game #169: "Pool Noodle Charades"

QUICK, HILARIOUS EASY GAME, WITH LITTLE PREP.

GREAT FOR REGULAR YOUTH GROUP NIGHT  OR SUMMER POOL PARTY! 




SUPPLIES:
• 2-3 long pool noodles
• Pack of index cards
• Pen/Marker

GAME PLAY:
Quick explanation: A twist on the charades where teams will work to guess what the upfront player(s) are acting out in the time allowed

Before the Game:
• Write out clues on the index cards (suggestions below)
Playing
• Split the group into at least 2 teams. Consider guys vs. girls.
• Give the players the “Quick Explanation” and rules
• Start off by ask for 1 player from the first team to come to the front
• Have them face their team and show them the clue on the card
• On “Go!” player will have 30 second using the pool noodle act out or form a clue for their team to try to guess.
• Continue the game with each team taking turns and have new upfront players each round
• Teams get 1 point for each correct guess

Rules:
• Upfront players cannot speak, make sounds or form letter/numbers.
• The guessing team only has the allowed time to guess, if they cannot guess it correctly the opposing team has 1 guess as a team to “steal” and get the point.
• Do not announce category, unless you would like. It will make it a bit more fun and difficult

Winner(s)
• Winning team is the team that has the most points at the end of the assigned rounds.

Clue Suggestions:
  • Easy: Animals (moose, horse…), Food (spaghetti, burger, banana…) Object (phone, knife, straw) Sports (basketball, soccer, pole vaulting…) 
  • Medium: Person (firemen, soldier…) Action (walk, run, fly, question…)
  • Hard: Movie Title (Star Wars, Snakes on a Plane, Tangled,…) TV Shows (The Voice, Dance with the Stars…) 


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